Quant en moy/Amour et biaute/Amara valde

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machquan.nwc (March 2002) 3 kB
Full name of work:Quant en moy/Amour et biaute/Amara valde
Composer:Machaut, Guillaume de (1300-1377), French
About:http://www.classical.net/music/comp.lst/machaut.php
First line:Quant en moy/Amour et biaute/Amara valde
Music category:Medieval
Instruments:voices, but realized here for violin, English horn and trombone
Name of file creator:Hicks, Grant
e-mail address:ghicks02 "at" sprynet "dot" com
Running time:00:03:02
Comments:Isorhythmic motet of the French "Ars Nova" period. Machaut was the greatest composer of his time and was
equally famous during his lifetime as a poet.
"Isorhythm" was a method of composition that used repeating patterns of notes ("color") and rhythms ("talea").
In this motet the color length is an integer multiple of the talea length, but often this was not the case. The
Ars Nova motet was a composition in which each voice had its own text, often in different languages. The tenor
voice was derived from a fragment of a chant melody; it is not clear whether in performance it was sung or played,
or both.
The first color (in the tenor voice) lasts until m. 108 and contains three taleae 1-36, 37-72, 73-108. The second
color also has three taleae but in smaller note values.
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